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Feb

2017

Mike Turk for Joliet City Council Fundraiser

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

IBEW Local 176 -- 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet, IL 


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Feb

2017

Joliet Township Democratic Organization Fundraiser

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Republic Hall -- 113 Republic Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435


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26

Feb

2017

DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

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Monday, March 13th, 2017

7:00 pm

Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge Golf Course

335 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL

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26

Feb

2017

Thomas Perez elected the first Latino leader of Democratic Party

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Former labor secretary Thomas Perez was elected the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) at the end of a contentious battle over the fate of the beleaguered party in the age of President Trump.

Perez’s victory concluded the first contested race for the DNC leadership since 1985, a contest the party had extended by a month to allow more debate. It put in place the Democratic leadership that will navigate thousands of state and local elections — where the party hopes to reverse the losses of the past six years — and a 2020 presidential race that could divide the party again.

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25

Feb

2017

In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a ‘dictatorship’ does. Today, he barred media access.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred reporters from several large media outlets from participating in a scheduled press briefing Friday. Two months ago, in a panel discussion, he insisted that open access for the media is “what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”

While conservative outlets such as Breitbart, One America News and the Washington Times were allowed into Friday’s briefing, Politico, the New York Times and CNN were not, according to the Times’ Michael Grynbaum. The White House Correspondents’ Association, representing the White House press pool, released a statement indicating that it was “protesting strongly” against the way the briefing was handled. The New York Times’ executive editor, Dean Baquet, told his paper’s reporter that “nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties.” CNN called it “an unacceptable development” that was “how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like.” On Twitter, The Washington Post’s executive editor, Marty Baron, called the move “appalling.”

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